Climbing one of the world’s highest mountains within your lifetime would be enough for most people. Not Nirmal Purja. This Nepalese climber summited the world’s 14 highest peaks, and not only that, he did it in six months and six days, setting a world record.
The climber, nicknamed “Nims,” had previously served in the British military before attempting the impressive feat. With his summiting on Tuesday of China’s Mount Shishapangma — a mountain of 26,335 feet — he put the finishing touches on the record-breaking accomplishment.